Democrat U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley Trounces Monica Wehby as Republicans Take Control

Jeff Merkley

Republicans just took control of the U.S. Senate tonight, but you wouldn’t know it standing in the Billiard Room of the Sentinel Hotel in downtown Portland, where dozens of supporters of GOP Senate candidate Dr. Monica Wehby listened to Wehby give her concession around 8:45 p.m."I guess God wants me to be a pediatric neurosurgeon for a little longer," she told a mostly subdued crowd. Early ...   More
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 BETH SLOVIC

Mark Hatfield, 89, Dies. Lion of Oregon Politics

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 Mark Hatfield, former U.S. Senator, Governor, Secretary of State and the class act of Oregon politics for more than 40 years, died today after a long illness. He was 89 and had returned to Oregon after several months of hospitalization at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.The dean of moderate Republicans, Hatfield fused deep Baptist beliefs with a knack for retail politics ...   More
Sunday, August 7, 2011 MARK ZUSMAN

Senate to Consider DREAM Act and DADT on Saturday

Saturday won't be a leisurely day on Capitol Hill. After years of false starts and dead ends, the DREAM Act comes up for a vote again Saturday, Dec. 18 in the U.S. Senate, where advocates think the immigration bill finally stands a chance of passage. Also known as the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, the bill (first crafted in 2001) would give undocumented young people who ...   More
Friday, December 17, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Ron Wyden Hires Campaign Manager

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) has hired Jake Weigler to run his 2010 re-election campaign. Weigler ran Steve Novick's unsuccessful 2008 run in the Democratic primary for Oregon's other U.S. Senate seat. The Wyden campaign looks a lot easier than the 2008 task for Weigler, who has subsequently served as a spokesman at the Oregon Departments of Justice and Education (His last day at ODE is Feb. ...   More
Friday, January 22, 2010 NIGEL JAQUISS

Jim Huffman's First TV Ad

Republican Jim Huffman unveiled the first TV ad today of his challenge to U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) Huffman's 30-second ad in the Nov. 2 general election comes about one month after the better-financed Wyden went on TV with his first ad. And befitting the fact that Huffman is a challenger who trails in the polls, Huffman goes right on the attack without taking a moment to introduce himself ...   More
Friday, September 17, 2010 HANK STERN


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